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Columbid herpesvirus-1 in two Cooper's hawks (Accipiter cooperii) with fatal inclusion body disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18689647     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report two separate naturally occurring cases of fatal herpesviral disease in Cooper's Hawks (Accipiter cooperii). Gross lesions included splenomegaly and hepatomegaly, with diffuse pale mottling or scattered small white foci. Histologic lesions included splenic and hepatic necrosis associated with eosinophilic intranuclear inclusion bodies characteristic of herpesvirus. In one case, necrosis and inclusions were also noted in bone marrow, thymus, bursa of Fabricius, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, ceca, and the enteric system. Transmission electron microscopy demonstrated viral particles typical of herpesvirus within hepatocyte nuclei and budding from the nuclear membrane. Herpesviral DNA was amplified via polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of paraffin-embedded liver and spleen, and sequence data were consistent with columbid herpesvirus-1, an alphaherpesvirus of Rock Pigeons (Columba livia). PCR results provide evidence that this disease is transmitted to raptors via Rock Pigeons, most likely through ingestion of Rock Pigeons as prey.
Authors:
Marie E Pinkerton; James F X Wellehan; April J Johnson; April L Childress; Scott D Fitzgerald; Michael J Kinsel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of wildlife diseases     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0090-3558     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Wildl. Dis.     Publication Date:  2008 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-11     Completed Date:  2008-11-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0244160     Medline TA:  J Wildl Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  622-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, 2001 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61802, USA. pinkerton@svm.vetmed.wisc.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Animals, Wild / virology
Bird Diseases / epidemiology,  pathology*,  transmission
DNA, Viral / analysis
Fatal Outcome
Female
Food Chain*
Hawks / virology*
Herpesviridae / isolation & purification*,  pathogenicity
Herpesviridae Infections / epidemiology,  pathology,  transmission,  veterinary*
Inclusion Bodies, Viral
Kidney / pathology,  ultrastructure,  virology
Liver / pathology,  ultrastructure,  virology
Microscopy, Electron, Transmission / veterinary
Polymerase Chain Reaction / veterinary
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/DNA, Viral

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